Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and gossip.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22, says he has been playing in pain for the past two years because of a series of knee and groin problems, the Daily Mirror reports.
The England midfielder says the pain was so bad last season that he struggled to get out of bed or even lift himself off his sofa.
Chamberlain says his favourite TV pundit is Gary Neville, despite the former Manchester United full-back’s criticism of manager Arsene Wenger, the Daily Star reports.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson says Gunners fans are entitled to feel cheated by the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market, Sky Sports reports.
Boss Arsene Wenger only added goalkeeper Petr Cech to his squad this summer and the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust reacted by issuing a statement, criticising the club’s transfer policy.
Mathieu Debuchy admits he’s been considering leaving Arsenal after seeing Hector Bellerin replace him in the starting XI, the Metro reports.
The France international saw rookie Bellerin establish himself as a regular last season while he was on the sidelines nursing injury problems.
Arsenal are on alert for Edinson Cavani with Paris Saint Germain ready to sell the striker in the January transfer window, according to reports in the Metro.
The Gunners were linked with several striker deals over the summer, including Urugyian ace Cavani right up until the close of the transfer window.